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Wallpaper vs Painted Feature Walls – Which is the Smarter Choice?

Feature walls are a great way to add a pop of colour to your home, but which is the smarter choice: painted feature walls or wallpaper feature walls? In this article, we’ll take you through some pros and cons of each option as well as the cost, installation, variety and aesthetic available with your choice.   …

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Laminate or Paint: The Kitchen Benchtop Dilemma

The decision on whether to laminate or paint your kitchen benchtops is a dilemma many home renovators’ debate as an alternative to replacing your kitchen benchtops. Which is better: laminate or paint? We discuss the pros and cons of both options in this article. Pros of Laminating Kitchen Benchtops Vinyl laminate retails for $5 a …

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DIY Paint Job Do’s And Don’ts: DIYs You Can Attempt Yourself And Two To Leave To Professional Painters

When you’re renovating your home on a budget, there are a lot of DIY paint jobs you can tackle without the help of professional painters, but there are also some you should leave to the experts. In this article, we give you the breakdown.   DIY Paint Jobs to Try: Walls and Feature Walls Walls and …

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White Paint Undertones – White and Neutral Spectrum Paint Colours Explained

Updated 2020 It’s time to do the great 2021 home refresh.  The colours may have changed but the plan is the same.  Stick with neutrals and white paint for the main areas.  But why does your current white paint feel…dated?  Surely white is white, right?  Hahahaha.  Anyone who has ever stood in front of a …

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What Does It Really Cost to Paint House Interiors Yourself?

3 Hidden Costs to Budget For in Your DIY House Painting Project DIY is a great way to keep costs down when rejuvenating your home. And maybe you’ve been thinking of DIY painting without hiring a professional? But have you considered the true cost to paint? Interior of house painting can present many challenges that …

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Grey Exterior Paint is Officially Out – Here’s What’s Next!

Grey.  It’s been the colour de jour in external house paint for some time now.  Blame the “oh so popular” Hamptons trend or the minimalists – grey had its time on our streets for a nearly a decade but it’s time for a change.  External house colour trends don’t change as often as internal and …

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18 Do’s and Don’ts when painting a kitchen bench top and wall tiles

Our kitchens are the heart and soul of our homes and when updated add value to our properties overnight. If you are on a tight budget, there are affordable ways to turn an aging kitchen into something to be proud of. Paint products specially designed for laminate benchtops and tiles have now become a viable …

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7 mistakes to avoid when painting kitchen cabinets

Nothing can transform a kitchen more than newly painted cabinets. And, on the surface, it seems like it’s a quick and easy, budget-friendly task. Sadly, in reality, painting your kitchen cabinets is a time-consuming project with many potential pitfalls. Don’t run blindly into this DIY project. You need to do your homework to get the …

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